Please join us for the 2016 Prayer Breakfast!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Location: Crowne Plaza Reading – 1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610

Time: Breakfast is served starting at 6:30am. Program starts promptly at 7:30am, with completion by 9:00am.

We were blessed with a wonderful time of unity, prayer and fellowship last year and look forward to another outstanding gathering this year.

Our speaker this year is Tim Kreider. Tim is the author of Refuse to Drown. He first became interested in sharing his story after realizing his son would be spending the rest of his life in prison. It wasn’t only the crime his son had committed but also the role Tim played in Alec’s incarceration that took Tim to a dark and hopeless place. His book was birthed from his writings during this time. Tim was on a personal journey to regain his wholeness and joy. It was this journey that finally convinced Tim that he needed to share his experience with others. Perhaps in sharing his story a horrible tragedy could be prevented in another family or community. Perhaps individuals struggling with their own brokenness and pain would find hope and inspiration in his story. Perhaps, a life could be changed and saved.

Tim founded and started the non-profit Also-Me (, designed to provide help and hope to others. During his quest to heal and become whole again, Tim learned valuable lessons on forgiveness (of himself and others), the power of faith, and came to understand he is not alone. He realized that it was okay to give himself permission to be happy and enjoy life in spite of all that was lost. Helping others find their own path to peace and joy has become a mission for Tim.

This year’s awards:

City on a Hill Award
Presented to a person or couple in recognition of their light shining brightly before others, allowing their good deeds to bring glory to our Father in heaven.
Recipient: Pastor Bryan Koch, Lead Pastor of Glad Tidings Church

Cornelius Award

Presented to a person or couple in recognition of their generosity to those in need and their care for the community-at-large.
Recipients: Eric and Jeannie Savage

In addition to our speaker and awards, we will have a dedicated time of prayer for our community, along with a fantastic breakfast and encouraging fellowship!

Click here to download a flier with mail-in registration.

Click here for on-line registration.

Questions? Contact our office at 610-375-6108 or

Below are some pictures from the 2015 Prayer Breakfast.

2016 Manna Sponsors:

Milk & Honey Sponsors:

Allegheny Lutheran Church, Mohnton
Berks Connections/Pretrial Services
Calvary United Methodist Church, Mohnton
East Penn Manufacturing Co.
Evangelical Seminary
First Priority Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
Freedom Auto Group
Glad Tidings Church
Goldcamp Tax Facts
Hope Rescue Mission
Moesteller & Associates
Paul W. Essig, Inc.
Reading City Church
Reading Dermatology
Shepherd of the Hills UCC
West Lawn United Methodist Church

Salt of the Earth Sponsors:

Advanced Home Health Care
The Alley Family
Bethany Children’s Home
Certa-Pro Painters
Chattels Real, LLC
Clark’s TV & Appliance
Doug Butz Carpentry, Mertztown, PA
EG Smith, Inc.
Elm Street Ministries
Family Promise
Fink, Inc. Signs, Mertztown, PA
Good Shepherd UCC, Muhlenberg
Grane Hospice
Green Hills Manor
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
John Paul II Center for Special Learning
James & Antoinette Kaucher
Pamela & Michael Kaucher
Kristen Killoran & Jim Hughes
Leading People, Inc.
Lifeline of Berks County, Inc.
New England Motor Freight
Raymond & Diane Smith
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
Savidge Farms, LLC, Mertztown, PA
Serra Club of Reading
Skin Care by Alyse
Lisa Sokoloff, CRNA, MS, LLC
Thrivent Financial—Scott Guldin Translogistics
United Missionaries
Weikel Sportswear
Wetzel Enterprises, Inc. (Electricians)


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


©2022 Reading Berks Conference of Churches


Thank you for contacting us. We will be in touch with you soon.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?